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Rappler's latest stories on ICT


At P24 per share, Converge ICT plans massive P35.9-billion IPO

Jul 03, 2020 - 5:35 PM

(UPDATED) Converge ICT is currently the fastest-growing fixed broadband operator in the Philippines, capturing 59% of total new fixed broadband subscriptions

Why isn't Converge in Ookla's speed test report? Ookla explains

Mar 18, 2019 - 4:18 PM

Converge has 400,000 tests, Ookla says, but that isn't enough for them to qualify in the company's Speedtest Awards

WATCH: Senate hearing on 3rd telco selection

Oct 21, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Monday, October 22

3 consortia forming up to battle for Philippines' 3rd telco slot

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:36 PM

The acting chief of Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) says these 3 groups will each be led by Converge ICT Solutions Incorporated, Now Corporation, and Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (PT&T)

Graphics by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler

ICT education should bridge tech gaps between teacher, student – DepEd

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:28 AM

Andaya says that teachers should adapt to technological advances in education in order to allow maximum learning with the use of modern gadgets

WATCH: Converge's COO on being a 'disruptive' broadband provider in PH

May 18, 2017 - 2:40 PM

The internet service provider s chief operating officer talks about keeping established industry players on their toes

ROMERO. Converge's COO, Jesus Romero, believes the company's presence offers some 'disruption' to the internet service industry, nudging established players to stay on their toes. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Converge ICT launches 25Mbps monthly broadband plan at P1500

May 17, 2017 - 7:21 PM

The fiber only internet service provider also introduces FiberXtreme 300Mbps P4500 and 500Mbps P7000 a month plans

Bridging the digital divide: Tech4ED brings new tech closer to Filipinos

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The government s Tech4ED project aims to improve Filipinos digital literacy and bring online learning and government services closer to the people

UP Masscom community demands apology from eUP for 'assault on academic freedom'

Aug 30, 2016 - 11:14 AM

An award winning investigative report by students reveals that the UP administration illegally tailor fitted the procurement documents of eUP Project’s contract to favor a certain corporation

ICT, out-of-school youth programs hit by DepEd’s unspent P43B budget

Aug 10, 2016 - 11:09 AM

Failure in bidding out procurement contracts also affects the delivery of science and mathematics equipment and textbooks in 2015

Tech 'crucial' in delivering education services – Briones

Aug 03, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Without technology we will not be able to move and integrate everything We cannot move without technology says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

4 things to know about eUP’s SAIS

Aug 01, 2016 - 2:58 PM

The goal of the eUP Student Academic Information System SAIS to ease up registration and harmonize the ICT infrastructure and systems of all campus units is promising What went wrong?

Presidential adviser eyes lease of Busuanga Island to corporations

Jul 15, 2016 - 11:52 AM

Multinational corporations should be able to govern these islands in the same way foreign troops run military bases under defense treaties says Ramon Jacinto an economic adviser to President Rodrigo Duterte

NEW PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER. The musician will serve in the Duterte administration as an undersecretary. Photo from Youtube

Western Visayas shares disaster communication tips for LGUs

Jul 08, 2016 - 6:08 PM

At the ICT Bayanihan Summit held in Iloilo City on Thursday July 7 local agencies share good practices and challenges in the use of information communication technology during disasters

PREPAREDNESS. Local government responders and uniformed personnel participate in a 2-day conference on ICT for DRRM organized by the Office of Civil Defense. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Aquino signs law creating DICT, restructuring DOTC

May 23, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Units related to communications will be moved to the newly created Department of Information and Communications Technology

NEW DEPARTMENT. The new law restructures the Department of Transportation and Communications, and creates an information and communications technology department.

DICT bill now on Aquino's desk

May 16, 2016 - 2:40 PM

By June 9 President Benigno Aquino III will have to decide whether he will veto or sign the bill creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology DICT

HURDLED. President Benigno Aquino III has 'a 30-day review period' to decide on whether he will veto or sign the bill

INFOGRAPHIC: Why sustainable business is good business

May 05, 2016 - 10:50 AM

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals can be a framework

ICT growth hanging in the balance amid elections – IDC

May 02, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Elections in the Philippines are both a boon and a bane for the country s information and communications technology sector

IN LIMBO. Elections in the Philippines have been a boon and bane for the country’s ICT sector. Photo by Shutterstock

Education and the Internet for a sustainable PH

Mar 21, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Better ICT access means better education for all

IT revolution crucial to seeing PH through growth crossroads

Mar 13, 2016 - 9:10 PM

A new study shows that the country has a rare window of opportunity to spur greater growth but it must focus on innovation

During disasters, help is now just one text message away

Mar 05, 2016 - 7:42 PM

Smart Talk Text and Sun subscribers can now send info rescue and relief reports to Agos via text messages during disasters

Statistics on broadband and mobile Internet in the PH

Jan 29, 2016 - 6:18 PM

How can ICT push national development? Here s a guide

The Philippines needs an ICT revolution, now

Dec 30, 2015 - 4:08 PM

ICT has the power to positively affect every aspect of our lives But there are hurdles that we as a nation need to overcome first

Memo to 2016 hopefuls: Filipinos deserve faster, stable Internet

Nov 23, 2015 - 6:00 AM

The benefits of faster and reliable Internet access are immense and obvious yet politicians and the government have done very little about it

Kesenjangan digital antara perempuan dan laki-laki masih tinggi di Indonesia

Oct 22, 2015 - 9:53 PM

Di Indonesia belum ada kebijakan TIK maupun rencana pita lebar nasional yang menyebutkan secara khusus tentang gender atau promosi akses perempuan kepada internet dan TIK

ICT on upswing but PH still has costliest, slowest Internet

Aug 29, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The newly implemented minimum broadband speed for fixed line services is a step closer to solving the country’s Internet woes says research firm International Data Corporation

A STEP AWAY. While some technology lobbyists argue that a minimum broadband speed of 256 kbps is still too low, IDC says that this is already a move toward better Internet services

NTC eyes new rules on minimum speed for mobile broadband

Aug 18, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The National Telecommunications Commission is targeting the promulgation of the new rules by November

OCD forms emergency telecoms team to improve disaster initiatives

Jun 26, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The Rapid Emergency Telecommunications Team RETT ensures integrated communication flow from the national down to the local level and vice versa before during and after disasters

ICT IN DISASTERS. Representatives of various groups using ICT in disaster risk reduction address questions from the participants.

Cyberoam launches free network security course for PH students

Jun 24, 2015 - 6:20 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Cyberoam is eyeing an alliance with universities and colleges for Cyberoam Academy in the Philippines

Shabery on APEC's new 5-year plan to maximize ICT sector

May 23, 2015 - 11:10 AM

Minister Ahmad Shabery discusses APEC s 5 year plan to maximize the ICT sector’s capacity to drive progressive trade growth and development in the Asia Pacific

INTERNET OBSOLETE? The Internet itself is something which is considered advanced today but can be obsolete very soon in the future, Minister Ahmad Shabery says. Photo by Shutterstock

From Gensan to Boston: A Lumad's dream for his people

Apr 24, 2015 - 4:00 PM

17 year old Marlito Soriano hopes to be the one to help end the discrimination against the Lumads in General Santos City

What do ICT stats say about the Philippines?

Apr 22, 2015 - 11:00 AM

The relatively weak uptake of ICT services in the Philippines aside from inadequate ICT infrastructure can be attributed to the high cost associated with it

Why ICT is one of the best ways to combat poverty in Asia

Apr 20, 2015 - 1:54 PM

Studies show a 10 increase in internet penetration leads on average to 1 sustainable GDP growth

Image from Shutterstock

Is PH ICT-ready? It's 76th in global rank

Apr 15, 2015 - 5:11 PM

The latest World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report shows the widening gap between the best and worst performing economies

House panel approves free public Wi-Fi bill

Mar 18, 2015 - 4:54 PM

The bill seeks to provide free wireless Internet connections in all national government offices across the Philippines

Free Philippine Wifi initiative set for July

Mar 17, 2015 - 7:16 PM

Users get speeds of 256 kbps to check the Internet with data caps imposed to curb abuse

FREE WIFI. File photo by Michael Josh Villanueva

5 student tech startups win PH startup challenge finals

Dec 20, 2014 - 5:22 PM

Press release: Out of the 20 finalists of the Philippine Startup Challenge five tech startups consisting of students are declared as winners and granted with mentorship

160 gov't offices linked by fiber optic cables by September

Jul 22, 2014 - 4:28 PM

In time citizens will be able to avail themselves of government services in front of their own laptops instead of having to wait in line in front of government offices

PH jumps 8 notches in IT readiness survey

Apr 24, 2014 - 3:52 PM

The Philippines ranks 78th in the World Economic Forum s 2014 Networked Readiness Index

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. Screen shot from The Global Information  Technology Report 2014 of World Economic Forum

TV White Space connects Bohol fisherfolk to the Net

Apr 05, 2014 - 3:29 PM

Cutting edge Internet technology gives Filipino fishermen at the margins of society a face Finally they can dream bigger

CONNECTIVITY. A local government employee registers Bohol municipal fisherfolk into a government database using a tablet connected to the Internet through TV White Space

All-in-one PH gov’t services portal in the works

Apr 04, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Hate lining up for government services? One day you can do everything online

Lessons from Indonesia, Japan on Internet and disasters

Oct 22, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Internet Governance Forum delegates learn how the Internet was used to save lives in Japan and Indonesia

MAXIMIZING INTERNET. Speakers from Indonesian civil society, Google and the International Telecommunication Union talk about maximizing the use of the Internet for disaster response at an IGF workshop. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

South Korea's Creative Economy Agenda

Sep 10, 2013 - 10:28 AM

The convergence of science and technology with industry the fusion of culture and industry and the blossoming of creativity in the very borders that were once permeated by barriers

Battling Myanmar's outdated cyberspace laws

Sep 07, 2013 - 7:15 AM

Myanmar s cyberspace is opening up but the former junta s old bad habits are proving hard to break

Myanmar: Prison, parliament and the Internet

Sep 06, 2013 - 12:48 PM

In Myanmar netizens turn to cyberspace to fight the draconian laws from its dark past